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Want to help your students prepare for the SAT by knowing what to expect?
Let's face it--not all of our students are enrolled in SAT prep classes, nor can we fully prepare them in our own ELA classes, but due to the newness of the test, let's help
This is a 2-day assignment that focuses students on close reading for rhetorical devices and how they connect to author's purpose.
First, students are to find a list of devices present, noting where they were found.
Second, students identify
This product is a sure way to rapidly introduce/ re-introduce students to the English grammar and writing skills tested by both the SAT and ACT. This is not an exhaustive packet that contains every single little nuanced skill tested; however, it
This product has an overview of the new SAT's "optional" yet recommended essay, as well as strategies to approach the prompt and manage time effectively.
There is a list of most common rhetorical devices for students to complete that will best
This is a 5-pack of essay assignments similar to those that students will face on the PARCC for English 9-11.
Works include classics by A.E. Houseman, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates, George Orwell, John Steinbeck, Emily Dickinson, and Virginia
Students are to read a nonfiction text, select and excerpt from the text, and combine it with other sources to create their own synthesis prompt.
This is a difficult assignment, and it teaches students to use higher-level thinking to complete, but
I designed this literature circle project for my AP English Language & Composition course in lieu of a final, written examination; however, it can be used throughout the year at any point to hone their attention to structure, style, rhetoric,
In the very beginning of the year when I'm introducing students to rhetoric and stylistic devices, I use this assignment to help them learn how to identify devices. I first have them listen to the speech (usually a video off YouTube) where they can
Are you bored of literature circle roles? Students not completing their assigned group readings?
I was too, hence why I created this resource! I've had some success with literature circles in the past, but with classes of students of various
I like to assess students' comprehension and ideas prior to a summative assessment; therefore, I usually use a Socratic seminar as a formative assessment prelude to a larger test or essay.
This document contains higher level thinking questions
The test requires students to have intimate and detailed understanding of the play's plot, characters, and themes.
Students are given 12 relevant quotations from Shakespeare's Macbeth, and they are to analyze 10 quotes, explaining each one's